From The Great Good Thing: A Secular Jew Comes to Faith in Christ by Andrew Klavan:
Stories are not just entertainment, not to me. A story records and transmits the experience of being human. It teaches us what it’s like to be who we are. Nothing but art can do this. There is no science that can capture the inner life. No words can describe it directly. We can only speak of it in metaphors. We can only say: it’s like this—this story, this picture, this song.
(I highly recommend this one! So very good and thought-provoking. I love to hear conversion stories, and this one is beautifully written.)